Bucs place Sweezy on re­serve/PUP list

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers have placed re­ceiver Louis Mur­phy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the re­serve/ phys­i­cally un­able to per­form list, mean­ing they’ll be side­lined for at least the first five games of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

The team also an­nounced Tues­day that re­ceiver Don­teea Dye (in­jured) and of­fen­sive line­man Joel Hale were waived. Mean­while, line­backer Jeremiah Ge­orge and safety Ki­mario McFad­den were re-signed, two days af­ter be­ing among the club’s ini­tial cuts.

Mur­phy is re­cov­er­ing from a knee in­jury that side­lined him part of last sea­son. Sweezy, who played with the Seat­tle Sea­hawks from 2012-15, signed with Tampa Bay in free agency and missed all of train­ing camp af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery for a her­ni­ated disk in his back.

Dye, who started five games as a rookie last sea­son, suf­fered a ham­string in­jury dur­ing last week’s pre­sea­son game against Cleve­land.

Rams cut Co­ples

IRVINE, Calif. — The Los An­ge­les Rams ter­mi­nated the con­tract of de­fen­sive line­man Quin­ton Co­ples while trim­ming their ros­ter down to 75 play­ers.

Co­ples signed a two-year deal with the Rams in March af­ter the for­mer first-round pick spent his first four NFL sea­sons mostly with the New York Jets.

The Rams ini­tially signed Co­ples to play de­fen­sive end, but moved him to de­fen­sive tackle dur­ing train­ing camp. He forced two fum­bles and made a sack in an ex­hi­bi­tion win over Kansas City ear­lier this month.

But coach Jeff Fisher says he didn’t see Co­ples mak­ing the ros­ter for the Rams, who have one of the NFL’s best de­fen­sive lines.

Los An­ge­les also waived 14 play­ers, in­clud­ing safety Jor­dan Lo­max and tight end Jake Stoneb­urner.

Lewis, Vollmer to PUP list

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots placed run­ning back Dion Lewis and tackle Se­bas­tian Vollmer on the re­serve/phys­i­cally un­able to per­form list, and re­leased three ad­di­tional play­ers to meet the NFL’s 75-player ros­ter limit.

The play­ers re­leased Tues­day were line­backer Ra­mon Hum­ber, of­fen­sive line­man Keavon Mil­ton and tight end Steven Scheu.

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